After a very bad day yesterday, I am having a very good day today. My church is currently vacant, so we invite different ministers to preach for us. Today’s is Mr. Freswick, and he preached quite elegantly about Job. So there sits Job in the ash heap, his skin covered in sores. His friends blame him for all his problems, and at a different point in the book, he curses his own birth. However, in chapter 19, Job writes the thing he wants remembered forever: I know that my Redeemer lives. Job knows his friends are wrong; his problems are not his own fault. He has examined his heart and found himself right with God. So, his problems must have another explanation. Job doesn’t know the other explanation, but he knows that his Redeemer knows. And that’s good enough.
Application: I have problems. I examine my heart. I find that I am right with God. My husband blames me for our problems, but I know that I am at least trying to do the right things. So, there’s another explanation. I don’t know everything. I don’t know the reasons why I have to go through this. But God knows. He’s in control, and He is my Redeemer. And that’s better than anything else.